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An unwinnable war in Syria

An unwinnable war in Syria

President Donald Trump, just like Barack Obama before him, now seems intent on getting the United States involved in an unwinnable civil war in Syria. Launching 59 cruise missiles against rundown Syrian air bases in the middle of the night is easy enough. But there are consequences to Trump’s actions.

Trump supporters stand to lose with his wall

Trump supporters stand to lose with his wall

These Trump voters that live along the Mexican border stand a chance to lose a significant chunk of their property and be FORCED to sell it to the government for significantly less than what it’s worth.

The coming letdown

The coming letdown

Donald Trump came to power propelled by the massive support of the white working class and the votes of a large slice of middle class whites including, astonishingly, college-educated white women. It is these voters who are in for a big surprise and a bigger disappointment.

Trump’s toxic administration

Trump’s toxic administration

Not content with creating a foul social and political climate of racial hate and ideological division in the United States, last week the Trump administration took steps that will cause grave environmental harm to the rest of the world for decades and centuries to come.

Trump’s business of government

Trump’s business of government

The White House has announced that Trump will name his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to run a new Office of American Innovation designed to infuse fresh thinking into Washington and help make government work more like a business.

Obamacare survives; Trump whines; Republicans bleed

Obamacare survives; Trump whines; Republicans bleed

Last week President Donald Trump tried to bully recalcitrant members of his own party into approving a bill that would repeal Obamacare and replace it with almost nothing. It didn’t work. The biggest losers were Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Eight years of Republican bluster and bluff fail to undo Obamacare

Eight years of Republican bluster and bluff fail to undo Obamacare

Eight years. That’s the amount of time Republicans had to come up with a better plan to replace the one President Barack Obama presented and passed. Instead, the Affordable Health Care for America Act — from here on in known as the first version of ‘TrumpDoesn’tCare’ — went down in flames last week.

A sociopath in the White House

A sociopath in the White House

One thing that can be said about our current commander-in-chief is that he rarely listens. Not to anyone, or almost. Can such a person love his nation, his fellow citizens, the people of the nations of the world that are so strongly affected by the policies of this country?

Killing the dream—twice

Killing the dream—twice

The current crusade—by a lily-white Trump administration and a nearly as uniformly white Republican Congress—to eradicate the political legacy and besmirch the persona of the nation’s sole black president amounts to a second, more symbolic but not less real, assassination.

Calling Rex Tillerson

Calling Rex Tillerson

To be clear, we are 43 days in and the Trump administration has made no changes to Cuba policy. We’re not trying to jinx that. We’re trying to understand it. Now if Rex Tillerson can be found, he might suggest to Bruno Rodríguez, his Cuban counterpart, that sovereignty could be just the thing to bring the two leaders together.

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